Feng Shui BLOG
Your Space Reflects Your Life: What is yours saying?
I recently heard Doreen Virtue say that no one, not even the well known spiritual teachers (including herself) has all their stuff together. Everyone has life issues they are working on. I know I do and I’m willing to bet you do too!
The Energetic Challenge of Ashes
Many people keep the ashes of their loved ones in their homes and often they are placing them in a location within the home that is energetically harming them. The energy of non-living things (not only ashes, but also dried flowers and other “dead” items) can create many difficulties — everything from lost opportunities and income to health and relationship challenges.
It’s back to school time which is an adjustment for kids from the carefree days of summer to new classes, homework and sometimes even a new school and new friends. It’s a great time to take a look at your home with a Feng Shui eye to insure a successful year for your students.
Bells Brrrring Good Things
Bells are commonly used in Feng Shui for adjustments and for attracting energy and opportunities. Bells are used in many religious and spiritual practices as well. Bells even symbolize holidays such as Christmas or the winter season (think sleigh bells). There's something magical about the sound of bells that makes you stop and listen. The sound of church bells ringing or a doorbell certainly gets your attention.
Feeling Stuck? Clean Your House!
I have a confession. A few weeks ago my house was really dirty. I mean, like you could write your name in the dust on my dresser dirty. And the sand in my back entry hall filled a dust pan! Those of you who live in winter wonderlands know what I’m talking about, right? Somehow the sand they spread on the roads to keep cars from slipping just appears in the house, like magic, except not as much fun.
Clutter is not Feng Shui’s friend. I’ve written about this topic before in Do You Need a Clutter Buster? and Clearing Clutter in Disguise. There are great and useful tips in those blogs. So why am I bringing it up again?
Clearing Clutter in "Disguise"
What if your space is pretty clear of clutter and you’re still not attracting the things you most want into your life? Then it’s time to address clutter that’s disguised as something else. Perhaps it’s a keepsake, like your children’s art. Or maybe it’s something you paid a lot of money for and never used. You don’t want to donate it and yet can’t find anyone who wants to buy it.
If you want more money, you do! The quickest way to manifest more money is to clear out clutter. Clutter busting helps with a number of other life issues as well!
Doors Affect Your Voice & More
In Feng Shui, doors represent the voice of adults in the home (windows are the voice of children – see more tips for children in Back to School Feng Shui Tips). Your doors may be having a bigger effect on your life than you know.
Indoor plumbing is a great convenience. I shudder to think what it would be like to use an outhouse during one of our freezing Minnesota winters!
The center area of the Feng Shui Bagua represents Health. It touches all other areas of the Bagua, just as the state of your health affects every area of your life, right? Your health affects your creativity, your children, your relationships, your reputation, your finances, your family, your ability to learn, to travel and most definitely affects your career.
Holidays are a time of joy, of stress, of fun activities, parties and obligations. Sail through this year's holiday with ease and grace.
Whether you are in a relationship or still searching for your soul mate, Feng Shui paves the way for more harmony in your relationships.
I often work with clients who are self-employed and work from home. This can present a number of Feng Shui and life challenges. In smaller homes where there isn’t an extra room to use for an office, you may not have a defined work space. Or, if you do have an office, that space may be cluttered or used for multiple purposes. Work may also spill into other areas of the home or you find yourself doing work in the family room or at the kitchen table. Read more...
Take charge of your career by moving your desk
Selling your Home with Feng Shui
There are many factors that affect the speed with which your home sells. As I write this blog, it is very much a “Seller’s Market” and realtors say there is not enough inventory of homes to meet the needs of all the buyers. And yet, some homes take longer to sell than others. Why is that?
Homes have an energy to them, just like people and objects do. Prospective buyers can feel the energy of your home. Take my house, for instance. It has great energy. People love to hang out there. I enjoy hanging out there myself! But, as many of you know, I am moving to Maui. So my house needs to be sold.
As I prepared my house for the market, there was much to do. Doing this “work” requires that you look at the space that has been your home in a whole new light. My realtor and home stager helped me see my house and the things in it from the buyer’s perspective. I also prepared my home energetically using Feng Shui and other helpful practices. Read more...
When you hear someone talk about Feng Shui, an image of a front door painted red may come to mind. In Feng Shui, we refer to the front door as the “mouth of chi.” This is where the energy and opportunities enter your home and, in effect, your life.
Stairs and steps are necessary for moving from one level to another. Yet stairs can impact your life depending on where they are located, the type of steps and risers that are used and what they face.
Stairs are heavy and can bring down the energy in those areas of your home. Steps can also cause “up and down” energy in the area of the Bagua where they are located. For example, a staircase in the center of your home (which relates to health in the Feng Shui Bagua) can have an up and down effect impacting your health so sometimes it’s good and sometimes it is not so good.
Steps can also confuse the energy, as in the case of split level entries. The energy and opportunities come in the door, but then they aren’t sure where to go… to go up or down or stay in the foyer? Read more...
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